A few months ago, Jessica Levitt emailed me to ask if I would be willing to sew up the Itty Bitty basket out of her new fabric line Cascade, debuting at quilt market! How cool is that? Of course I said yes without hesitation!
Here is Jess' new fabric line Cascade by Windham.
Isn't it pretty? This line is versatile and I can see this working equally well for home decor projects, purses, clothes or quilts. You can see more in the look book here.
I've modified the Itty Bitty Basket tutorial for a triple set of nesting baskets.
And here is the best part. Windham fabrics is going to give you a chance to win a little fat quarter bundle of these fabrics for yourself. All you have to do is enter the giveaway to win. I'll pick the winner on Oct 24th. Remember to check out all the other blogs as well, you can enter to win a fabric bundle from each blog page! Thanks Windham!
Thank-you so much to Soma Acharya (Whims and Fancies) who invited me to this little blog hop around the world. She was my partner in crime for the Doctor.Who.Along and is a fantastic quilter, artist, photographer, pattern designer and all-around sweetie-pie.
So here are some answers to questions that I rarely ever get to chat about on this blog (well all except that first one).
1.What am I working on?
Currently too many things.I have Halloween quilt in progress as part of
the #mybooqal going on on Instagram.I
have another modern quilt I’ve designed for Quiltcon that needs to have the
quilting finished. About 3 different
swaps I need to make items for and probably abouta dozen other things that I’ve forgotten
about. Oh and there is always a knitting project on the needles. I don't talk about that hobby much on here, but I love to knit! That hobby is even older than my sewing one. Never a dull moment around here.
2. How does my work differ from others
of its genre?
I’ll let you decide this for the most part. I think I'm kind of still developing my 'style'. I think
my work is creative andI try to think
outside the box when I’m designing something.I usually start every project design by
asking myself, “what haven’t I seen yet?” and go from there. I think this makes my work more unique but I'm all over the place in terms of what I'll tackle which is pretty much anything. I do like a fairly modern aesthetic though in anything I make for myself or our family's home.
3. Why do I write/create what I do?
Sewing keeps me sane.I love the creative process of coming up with a new design idea and
making it from start to finish. I love
pairing colors and envisioning what I think will work best. I need a small amount of creative time every day just to keep on functioning normally. My day-job is entirely left-brain activity, so I need some balance to keep me on an even-keel.
4. How does my writing/creating process work?
Usually I see something out there in the world that sparks an
idea.It can be anything from the way
the light hits the glass to looking at a building from a unique angle and it can happen at any moment.Really, anything can spark an idea and from
there I usually jot it down on paper to revisit when I have time. I have a
whole folder of ‘ideas’ like this in my studio.Sometimes they make it into a finished sewn object and sometimes they don’t.
But enough about me. Here are some other creative women that inspire me and will share their perspectives with you next.
Becky of SolarThreads ~ I've never met Becky in person but we share the same home state. She's a fantastic and productive quilter. Always quilting up a storm with a cool twist and sewing all kind of unique things, like her fabric postcards and her Growler bags made with Pendleton wool. She'll be my roommate next month at Sewtopia and I'm looking forward to meeting her in person. Plus we have kids the same age and she's a scientist like me. No wonder she's my friend.
Jennifer of SunnyinCal ~ I can't wait to see her again at Sewtopia. Jenn is a powerhouse sewer and quilter. She churns out a new quilt every other day or so it seems. She is super creative and all her stuff is really gorgeous! Plus she's a super nice person as well.